A Little of This, a Little of That

I feel like I've been in kind of a slump lately.  Nothing seems quite right.  I've had a hard time concentrating on working on just one thing.  I did finish going through all my quilting magazines and patterns and I feel like I have those pretty well organized now.  I have a book box full of magazines, books, and patterns to sell or recycle. There's still so much to go through. Baby steps, I guess. And I'm trying to be really mindful of not buying so much stuff since I can't keep up with what I have already.  It's not so fun, but then again, neither is seeing all the stuff I have that I'm not using.
I finished quilting the guild quilt last Thursday.  This will be a fundraiser for the local Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  The pattern and most of the fabrics are Heather Givans/Crimson Tate.  I spent two and a half full days quilting it.  I was kinda hoping someone else would want to do the binding, but I'm on that task too.  I was pleased that I was able to make the binding using just fabric cut from the edges of the backing--didn't have to cut into the extra yardage.  I'm about halfway done with the binding right now.  Here are a few pictures of the quilting.

I bought this month's Primrose Cottage Quilting mini kit and have been very slowly (absurdly slowly) working on it.
Here is a pile of stuff that I still need to work on.  I need to fix the binding on the quilt since I nipped off too many points for my liking.  I need to press all the Cupcake Mix pieces and remove all the paper.  I need to sew the top together on the Sewcial Bee Sampler quilt, though I'm hoping for my design wall to be installed soon so that I have somewhere to lay out the top.
I also need to bind my Coral Queen of the Seas quilt.  I showed some pictures of that last week.  What I didn't mention about it is that I apparently forgot to measure to correctly attach the borders, so I had spent several days ripping off the borders (and remember, this quilt is huge at 90 x 104) and reattaching them at the mathematically correct length.  Then as I was quilting, the batting developed a huge fold.  The fold ended up running diagonally for about 45" down the quilt.  I wasn't really sure what to do other than to cut along the fold and overlap the batting.  I hated to do that, but it was a lot better than just quilting over the giant hump.  Although the batting was a nice brand, I don't think I'll be using it again because my experience with it hasn't been very positive.  I'm so disappointed.  I prefer either batting yardage or one that has been folded flat rather than rolled in a bag.
This is what I cut off the borders that was in excess.

We got our fused glass artwork back.  They said that no one else had ever turned the triangle sideways like my son did on his.  One of a kind, huh?
We also planted part of our vegetable garden over the weekend.  We put in lettuce, snap peas, and baby bok choy.  Nothing has sprouted yet, so I didn't photo it.  I didn't figure a picture of dirt would be real exciting.

My husband has a week and a half left of his last master's class.  We can't wait for him to be done.  And we had to order a new computer, which should be arriving today.  I was really hoping to get another year out of our current one, which is eight years old, but no go.  I'll be taking the current one down to my sewing room. It should be fine for surfing the web and listening to music.

What's new in your world this week?

Linking with Sew Fresh Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation.


  1. Great quilting magazines and patterns organization, it looks tidy! Pretty projects, good luck with the Coral Queen of the Seas' border

  2. The guild quilt looks fantastic!! Can't wait to see it in person.